The CAU Police Department (CAUPD) is a collaborative interactive police agency dedicated to the concepts of campus community involvement and community service. We provide public safety services that are designed to fairly, efficiently, and effectively prevent crime and safeguard lives and property. We provide an environment of safety and security which ensures a peaceful quality of life in the university community by establishing collaborative partnerships with students, faculty, staff and visitors. We strive for positive interactions with outside agencies and maintain a strong, cooperative relationship with the community by respecting differences and fostering a better understanding through communication.

CAUPD employs a community-oriented policing philosophy to improve the quality of safety through our community partnerships and problem-solving approaches. To accomplish this goal, the organizational structure is designed into a 3-watch, 8-hour patrol shift schedule deploying resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays, encompassing investigative services. Officers conduct directed patrols, respond to crimes in progress, mitigate disputes and disruptions, conduct residential facility town hall meetings and safety training classes, maintain and direct emergency management functions, provide security for athletic events and on-campus social activities, and provide valuable safety tips to the community. Our personnel will maintain high ethical standards, training, and professional development ongoing.

CAUPD is committed to transparency and notification. The Department carries out this function by apprising the students, faculty and staff of the University’s on-campus crime statistics through the distribution of the annual “Your Right To Know” Campus Safety Report. Statistical data is also available on the Clery Act Internal Policy website. CAUPD believes knowledge is power and with that power comes awareness, thereby fostering a campus-wide posture of crime prevention and increased public safety. 

CAUPD Headquarters is located at the corner of Lawshe Street and Atlanta Student Movement Blvd. (formerly Fair Street) in the Tanner Turner Building. Stop by and visit. 

Contact Information
Clark Atlanta University
223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W.

CAU Department of Public Safety
Lawshe Street at Student Movement Boulevard
Emergency: (404) 880-8911
Non-Emergency: (404) 880-8623